Moazzam Shah Alam, son of Bahadur Shah, the successor of the
last great Mughal Aurangzeb. This quarter of the old city however,
continues to be called after him and has, more recently, become
known for commerce and trade.
During the struggle of independence,
Shah Alami was an arena of serve conflict. For several years
the locality lay in ruin and reconstruction was slow. Habib
burkie, in both paintings, focuses on the dilapidated state.
His simplification of architectural elements rendering of
the texture of walls and capturing the general depressed ambience
of the lanes is remarkably well done for an untrained eye.